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|Type:||Trad, 2 pitches|
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|Shared By:||Jon Nelson on May 8, 2013|
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Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure Details
Each year, Washington Climbers Coalition partners with WA State Parks and WA DFW to monitor the Index Town Walls for nesting raptors. When hiking or climbing outside this closure buffer, avoid disturbance, keep noise to a minimum, and use your best judgment to gauge and mitigate your impact.
P1: 10b. Follow a crack/flake. The pitch has one bolt.
P2: 10c. Go straight up the east face of Orc Tower. This pitch is all gear. The photo shows the position.
Unlike other routes that go directly onto Orc Tower, this is reported to have no loose rock.
Can be reached from the top of either Leave my Face Alone (11a) or Kite Flying Blind (11c) or by walking in. Also see overview on main page.